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Newton County man held without bond on molestation charges

COVINGTON -- A 26-year-old Newton County man has been arrested and charged with several counts involving the sexual assault of young girls, as well as the vandalizing of the home of the complainant.

Donta Quintrell Johnson of 150-A Plum Orchard Drive is being held without bond on charges of parole violation, criminal damage to property in the second degree, Family Violence battery, Family Violence cruelty to children; rape, sodomy; aggravated sodomy and two counts of child molestation.

A mother went to the Covington Police Department on July 4 to file a complaint on the molestation charges and it was ascertained that the violations actually took place in the county, according to NCSO Public Information Officer Courtney Morrison, who said NCSO investigators went to CPD headquarters to meet with the mother.

"The mother said her 8-year-old and 13-year-old daughters had been sexually assaulted on multiple occasions by someone known to them," Morrison said. "Also, she said that an 11-year-old male had been struck in the face by that individual, which had left visible injuries."

The mother and her children were instructed to go to the hospital.

"But the complainant said she wanted to go by her residence and make sure everything was locked up and pick up the children's grandmother, her mother," Morrison said. "When they got back to the house, it had been vandalized."

Morrison said the TV, a glass top table, picture frames and other glass items were all broken.

"The whole house was in disarray," she said.

The woman told investigators that she had received a call from the suspect while she was CPD headquarters stating that he was on his way to her house, Morrison said.

"There was enough evidence that investigators were able to charge Johnson at that time," Morrison said.